First Cannabis Retailer Opens In Artesia

A Roswell-based cannabis retailer has opened the first shop in Artesia, at the former Chaos Cafe Restaurant. Pecos Valley Productions now has a total of 17 stores statewide. It’s the third in Eddy County, according to the company’s website. There are two stores in Carlsbad. Artesia Community Development Director Jim McGuire told the Current Argus that there have been no other cannabis applications since the Artesia City Council apprived a special use permit for Pecos Valley Production last April.